The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation awards fellowships annually to midcareer professionals whose future contributions to marine conservation will be significantly enhanced by their Pew-funded projects.
Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Awards
Each recipient is awarded a $150,000 grant, allocated over three years, to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. The program supports work that contributes to marine conservation research, enhances leadership capacity, supports outreach, promotes conservation education, and informs policy decision-making.
Consideration for the fellowships is by nomination only, and unsolicited applications are not accepted.
Each year, an independent advisory committee composed of experienced global experts and leaders in marine conservation is invited by Pew to nominate outstanding individuals engaged in interdisciplinary, innovative work on marine conservation. The nominees are asked to submit applications that are ranked based on the applied conservation merit of the proposal, the potential impact of the project, the plan for communicating about the project’s findings, and the individual's professional achievement. The advisory committee reviews and scores each nominee’s plan and then makes the final selections.
Who We Are
The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation is part of the environmental science division of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Working to address critical conservation issues on land and at sea around the globe, Pew’s marine projects in science and environmental conservation are among the world’s largest in size and scope.
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According to a new study published in the prestigious journal, Nature, scientists have discovered a handful of “bright spots” among the world’s embattled coral reefs that together suggest an improved approach to conservation that includes local involvement in reef management. In one of the largest global studies of its kind, researchers evaluated 2,500 reefs across 46 countries... Read More
Five distinguished scientists and conservationists from Costa Rica, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United States are the 2016 recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation. The fellowships support research to improve ocean conservation and management. Read More
Throughout history, we’ve seen how removing one animal from an ecosystem can bring a cascading series of changes. It’s rare to observe the return of that animal and the impact that brings. A new film featuring Pew marine fellows Anne Salomon and Jim Estes, as well as fellowship adviser Bob Paine, looks at just that scenario: the revival of sea otters along the coast of British... Read More